Philip Cave

March 10, 1943April 6, 2020

Philip Wayne Cave Sr., 77 of Martinsburg WV passed away peacefully and went home with the Lord on Monday April 6, 2020 at Select Specialty Hospital in Pennsylvania.

Born March 10, 1943. He was the son of the late Glenn “Bobby” and Isabell Cave.

After graduation from Martinsburg High School Class of 1961 he joined the U.S. Air Force with 4 years of active duty and retiring after additional 20 years with the Air National Guard in Air Traffic Control. He also retired from Corning Glass after 36 years of employment as a Security Guard and was a active member of the Elks.

Phil loved to dance, listen to oldies and bluegrass music, tell jokes, make funny faces, cook and enjoyed spending time at his hunting cabin. He also enjoyed spending time with family, friends and all his class mates and was a devoted WVU Mountaineer and Raiders fun.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a Brother Curtis. He is survived and will be greatly missed by 3 sons, Philip W. Cave Jr./Mona Montanes Martinsburg, Terry G. Cave Martinsburg, Bradley R. Cave Martinsburg, Sister Glenda Horn/Charlie N. Ft. Myers Fl. and Nephew Justin Born/John Linder NY and many cousins and relatives.

Pop pop’s grandchildren, Leah Cave, Aliyah Cave, Kristen Miller, Duncan Cave and Maisie Montanes.

Services will be private with interment at Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.


  • Memorial Service

    Sunday, October 25, 2020


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Patricia (Tricia) Williams

November 23, 2020

Little Phil,Terry and Brad
I was saddened by your dad passing, i will always remember him .
Your great aunt Pat

Georgie Wilson Schmidt

October 24, 2020

Phil, I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad. He was a nice man and always treated me with kindness. You and your brothers are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary Kilmer

October 20, 2020

Extending our sympathy and prayers to the families and friends of Phil.
With prayers,
Ron and Donna ( classmate MHS-61)Kilmer.

Philip Cave jr

August 21, 2020

Dad what you brought to my life and now my wife and daughters i can never repay i missyou pop . Your guidence and strenth put me on a good path lvu dad missu walter

Philip Cave jr

May 25, 2020

Dad you were always there for me and i tried to return that dedication to you . You will always be the guidece for my way of life . Simple respectful and with deep love . Miss you pop

Sandra Sherrard

April 10, 2020

Dear Family,
My deepest sympathy to each of you. I was good friends with Phil in high school. Such a nice guy and continued friendship in later years, seeing the sons go through school . Please know I have been thinking of you.
Glen & Sandra (Clark) Sherrard

Ronald Wenger

April 9, 2020

Dear Cave Family, I had the pleasure and I do mean pleasure of serving with Phil, in the command post at the 167th. He was great to work with, and was about as full of it as I was so we had some great times, working hard and then relaxing. It seems as thought the crew that used to keep that place going is just about all gone now. Only a couple of us who served back in the 60's and then again in the 70's through the 90's are left. Phil your cleared to start engines and cleared for Departure! Go with God my friend.

Ralph & Kathy Anderson

April 9, 2020

I (Ralph) worked with Phil at Corning as well as remember him hunting with Ralph Sr. and Edgar. Phil was such a great man to everyone and always has a laugh for you. They just don't make men like this anymore. Definitely sad to hear but happy he is now Resting in Paradise. So sorry we can not all attend a great celebration for him. Prayers for all.